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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
01-August-2016 17:51 IST
BS-IV auto fuel to be supplied in the entire country by 01.04.2017

           

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the Government has decided for supply of BS-IV auto fuels in the entire country by 01.4.2017 in a phased manner as indicated below:-

 

BS-IV gasoline/diesel coverage

Target date for commencement of supply

Whole of Northern India covering J&K (Except Leh/Kargil), Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and the bordering districts of and parts of Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh.

1st April, 2015

All of Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli and Andaman & Nicobar, parts of Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat.

Corridor spanning the highway link through Gujarat and Rajasthan linking Northern India to the ports on the West Coast will also be covered.

1st April, 2016

Rest of the Country

1st April, 2017

 

BS-IV auto fuel supply has already been commenced in the areas covered in the first two phases.   Further, the Ministry has also issued an order on 22.05.2015 to all Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) & other stake holders conveying its readiness for switching over directly from BS-IV to BS-VI quality fuel w.e.f. 01.04.2020.

 

In pursuance of the decision of the Government, Oil Companies have started upgrading their refineries with an investment of Rs. 30,000 crore for 100% BS-IV fuel quality by 2017. Further, an additional investment of Rs. 30,000 crore has been estimated for BS-VI fuel quality upgradation.

 

Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs)/Refineries have already initiated actions to meet the BS-VI fuel quality across the country by 01.04.2020. Further, Department of Heavy Industries has informed that Vehicle Manufacturing Companies have not expressed any such inability.

 

Government had constituted an Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Soumitra Choudhuri, Ex-member, Planning Commission (now Niti Aayog), to draft Auto Fuel Vision and Policy, 2025. The Committee has submitted its report. As per recommendations, this Ministry has notified a schedule on 19.1.2015 for phased introduction of BS-IV fuels in the entire country by 01.04.2017.

 

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